Hi! My name is Colleen. I have my Masters in Social Work with a specialization in schools. I am currently working on completing a certification to be a certified drug and alcohol counselor as I feel that is a problem that affects many students. I have been working in alternative schools for most of my career but also have worked in private practice for about 3 years. I have worked with children and teens on many issues such as anger, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety.
My approach is engaging and calm. I like to meet clients where they are at and take things at a pace they are comfortable with. I use solution based approaches, as well as dialectal behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy. I believe that everyone is different and no one approach works for all clients. I will base my approach on your specific needs.
I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals!
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #149013992 (Expires: 2021-11-30)
LCSW #LCSW-18086 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
Colleen has demonstrated what the most important characteristic of a therapist SHOULD be: COMPASSION. Not only is she highly professional in every way, but I also get a strong sense that she's a really good person. Someone I would be honored top call a friend. Weekends, holidays, off hours, it doesn't matter to her. She'll respond if I indicate I'm in need of it.
Colleen has a unique way of making me feel supported and sometimes challenged. She has a great way of gently showing me another perspective that is based on logic exactly when I need it. Highly recommend her!
Colleen has been an amazing support system for me in dealing with my anxiety. It helps so much to have someone to talk to. She is kind and understanding.
Colleen has been phenomenal.
Colleen is great at remembering what is going on as I am someone who has a tendency to skip around a lot. Her personal experiences have made me feel like I can trust her expertise and that things will get better. She has helped me realize my worth while providing suggestions when asked and listening and validating my feelings when I just need to vent.
Colleen is the best support I could have asked for during a very difficult time in my life. She is my perfect match as a therapist and goes above my expectations to help. She understands my mental illness and is gentle when my symptoms are worst. Also, she has the most soothing voice ever and talking with her always leaves me smiling and relieved! She’s awesome, just trust me!
Very responsive and engaged. Sessions have gone well so far.
She is great! She really understand me and is someone I can confide it.
Colleen is amazing.
Colleen has been an invaluable resource. She listens well, is affirming and validating, and comes from a place of compassion and empathy. I highly recommend her!